It is often assumed that the police and emergency services clean up trauma scenes like road traffic accidents, undiscovered deaths, and crime scenes. But the responsibility actually lies with the person who owns the property it occurred on.
ICE Cleaning is a specialist cleaning company that offers rapid-response trauma clean up services. Its technicians are fully trained in the handling and disposal of biohazards and can make your property safe. They can be on-site for several hours in an emergency.
Keep reading to find out what to do if you are responsible for having a trauma scene cleaned.
Don’t attempt to clean the scene yourself
Trauma cleaning is very dangerous and can put your health at risk. There could be biohazards present at the scene, like blood and bodily fluids, which can contain harmful pathogens, including Hepatitis C and HIV. If you knew the person who was injured or died, it could be upsetting, too.
You also will probably not clean the affected area properly and could leave traces of the biohazards behind. Some pathogens can live for long periods of time outside of the body, like MRSA, which can survive for several months.
Specialist products and equipment, as well as knowledge of the different hazards, are essential to deep clean the scene and make sure it’s safe again. Unless you have training in trauma cleaning and personal protective equipment, you must bring in professional cleaners.
Bring in professional trauma cleaners immediately
They will have the training and experience to remove all of the biohazards, thoroughly decontaminate the scene, and restore the affected area to how it was before.
Trauma cleaning specialists have knowledge of trauma cleaning regulations, too, like how to dispose of biohazards properly. They can take care of this very distressing and highly complex process for you.
What to do if a crime or incident occurs on your property
- Don’t touch anything: leave the scene unless someone requires medical attention, and call 999.
- Let the police carry out their investigation: officers will cordon off the area so they can investigate. You must not enter the scene or start clearing things up until they have said you can.
- Contact trauma cleaners as soon as possible: when they have finished cleaning the scene, it will be safe for you to re-enter.
ICE Cleaning is an accredited member of the National Academy of Crime Scene Cleaners, and its trauma cleaners regularly work with emergency services and local authorities. They are available wherever you are in the UK, 24/7, 365 days a year.
To find out more about its diverse range of services, visit the website.